Animal Extends Prior to Opening

Off-Broadway News   Animal Extends Prior to Opening
Rebecca Hall stars in the New York premiere of Clare Lizzimore’s newest work at Atlantic Theater Company.
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Rebecca Hall

The New York premiere of Clare Lizzimore’s play Animal has announced a one-week extension due to popular demand, Atlantic Theater Company announced. The dark comedy began previews May 24 ahead of an official opening June 6, and will now play through July 2.

Leading the cast of the Off-Broadway production is Machinal star and Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Hall, under the direction of Gaye Taylor Upchurch.

Animal is playing at Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street, New York.

In Lizzimore’s dark comedy, Hall plays Rachel, a wife and successful career woman who seemingly has it all, until she suddenly begins to have visions. Animal is about “the underside of domesticity, the complexity of the brain in chaos, and the thin line between sinking and survival,” read production notes from the Atlantic.

Rounding out the cast are Kristin Griffith (Bottom of the World), Greg Keller (Our Mother’s Brief Affair), David Pegram (War Horse), Morgan Spector (A View from the Bridge), and Fina Strazza (Matilda the Musical).

The production features scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Sarah J. Holden, lighting design by Bradley King, sound design by Stowe Nelson, original music by Daniel Kluger, and casting by Caparelliotis Casting: David Caparelliotis, CSA and Lauren Port, CSA and Joseph Gery.

Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111, or in person at the Linda Gross Theater box office, located at 336 West 20th Street, New York.


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